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communicate with their families at home, able to receive news and information in their own home language, really become more and more connected with the world as well as connected even inside their local communities. >> if we value the diversity of our city and we value our diverse neighborhoods in the city, we need to ensure that they remain economically viable. equiping them and equiping residents in those areas with jobs that will enable them to stay in san francisco is critical to that. >> the important thing that i see here at caminos is it helps the low income community, it helps the women who wouldn't have this opportunity otherwise. >> the workers with more education in san francisco are more likely to be able to working that knowledge sector. where they are going to need that familiarity with the internet, they are going to find value with it and use it and be productive with it every day. and half of the city's population that's in the other boat is disconnected from all
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that potential prosperity. >> we really need to promote content and provide applications that are really relevant to people's lives here. so a lot of the inspiration, especially among the immigrant community, we see is communications with people from their home country but we as much want to use the internet as a tool for people to connect within the local san francisco community. >> i think it's our job as public educators to give them this access and give them this opportunity to see that their efforts are being appreciated beyond their immediate reach. >> you have to blend this idea of community network with computer equipment with training and with support. we can pull all that together, then we've got it. >> it's as much about social and economic justice -- in fact it's more about social and economic justice than just bec
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to do make change in this community that i using the community. citizen engagement is the key and he want to thank the greatest mayor in the world mayor lee. (clapping) >> not even election time. anyway thank you all for being here. when i first landed in san francisco i i know it's a similar story for you i thought about where i was golden going and i understood its name origin as he city of st. francis. i think that means you come here you've got hopes and you've got hopes for the city that's
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compassionate. it represents the best of the cities it isn't the rough and tunnel city that i've had experience in but it had the special sense of freedom and compassion and quality and quality and all those things are happening with a banner year of getting rid of proposition 8 and celebrating life (clapping) where we're a pretty special place. it's even more special to create new jobs for people. we've never forgotten where we've came from the city of st. francis has never gotten and ect hope has been about our
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expression now conditionally 50 times. our compassion and our opportunity for everyone who lives and works here to demonstrate that compassion. to each other. to that make this city a safer city and a more successful city but for the city for the 1 hundred percent. i want to a thank las vegas e devon and the whole staff for being here and the public health department. i want to thank our sf thank you and today sports 6 hundred members of our technology companies that point to experience not only the use of technology but also express their compassion for the city in giving back to a city that's
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helped them be successful. today, we have four very special sponsors and thank you for keeping your rates down. sprint for keeping us communicated prima facia. and virgin mobile and assurance wireless. their not only sponsors here but have brought anti volunteers and every time we get those opportunities you know what it's like first year perhaps for the first time looking somebody in the eye and saying i care about where you're going and i don't want you to necessarily live the rough-and-tumble street life. get some she felt and food and take a moment and think about
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what's happening next week. we care about your background. we know there may not be other supporters in your life. we care about you a because we know about life and want to share >> compassion in san francisco. this is what project homeless is all about and hopefully with that opportunity something might occur where someone says i want to do something for myself and get out of danger and maybe a daily existence of survival and maybe a hopefully life. something i constantly say we have to create hope in this city for those who have a lot to be hopeless about. this is why the services we provided today and the food and
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everything from dental to open california support associate services and mental consulting and maybe a little bit of mass age can actually open up somebody's heart and mind and want to take care of themselves. this is what happens in our city when you combine the technology companies and you combine them with the hearts that have been there with the associate programs and departments and, yes i'm going to continue to expand those programs. i understand that as we create for shelter it has to have ongoing services and we're concentrating on those services. people have to be able to change
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their minds about things and they can't do that with too much challenge. and this level of comfort likewise us to have that conversations and it's with you the volunteers we get this special opportunity to do that. i want to say from the bottom of my heart and as the representative for all san francisco thank you, thank you, thank you for all you're great work, bring forgot the love of this city and make sure we continue with generations of other people we've got to continue being helpful and this is what san francisco is all about. thank you for being great san franciscans (clapping) >> as we think of our 50th event we think about what the
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mayor said this is a city of compassion. there have been 23 though volunteers that help the needs of the homeless in this city. 3 thousand. if you do the math that's 1 out of every san franciscan has been involved and have been involved with the homeless in our community. that is something that no other city can boost and that comes from the top down. when we think about what our city has to over one of the you biggest things we have is people who are ill maybe they're on the street from diabetes. last week, i saw a man who said i've worked for 20 years he hurt his back and now he's addicted
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to his painkillers and living on the street. i said let's work together by we've he got to get you healthy first. and the way we can do that is by using the health department services. what can we do for the most vulnerable person. it's not just the medical it's creating a relationship with the client and with the patient so they know they can trust their doctor and come in and he not be judged and comfortable with their medical director and that's because of the director ms. garcia. and that's the spirit we embody so today thank you barbara garcia and the rest of the
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council for all they've done. we wouldn't be here you think back 50 times ago and it was pretty much the staff that said we want to do more and that's the leadership of barbara garcia. so thank you barbara (clapping) we had a special teacher we'd like to give to barbara and is mark here as well? oh, there you are (clapping) so hopefully mark and barbara marseille is the director of community height programs and it daily support. any time we have a need she
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points us to the right person. it's that type of leadership that appraise services but we don't just stop at medical we know you need showers and hair cuts so thank you to dp h (clapping) the next person i'd like to introduce is janet oh, sorry there you are. i just met her today and i think we're going to be faster friends anybody who wants to help the homeless is precious. she's respond who tom is also here. whether you shield has been here from the beginning and how many of you are here from blue shield
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today? look at all us. i have blue shield as my required that i think my dr. is downstairs. thank you so much. (clapping) >> good morning you i'm jan it chd for blue shields. wire at the corner of market and belly. we take our commitment to our fellow county members at heart. it's core to our mission. i i'm here to mark the 50th service event and mayor lee we want to thank you for your ongoing support for your
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compassion. we're proud to be your neighborhood and partner. we want to thank the staff at the homeless connect and all of you who are taking our time to be here. we really appreciate it. so as a california based san francisco not-for-profit our mission is to make sure all san franciscans have quality care. i'm thrilled you're happy with the rates of the city and county of san francisco (laughter) i'm equally thrilled we've been here. since 2004 we've attributed about $4,000 and we're very proud of that (clapping) >> and frankly the only thing
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i'm more proud of is that today, we have more than 1 hundred blue shield employees here volunteering their time (clapping) so with that thank guys four being here today (clapping). >> thank you janet we also have sprint with us. they have been with us from the beginning. we have every single event people who haven't talked with their loved one that these sometimes, people come in and haven't talked to their loved ones for years and so we want to thank you for bringing our
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wonderful volunteers and for coming ageism event so people can connect with their loved once. >> good morning this is a rally so let's hear interest. i'm chris and i'm so exist to be standing here at the public and private sector for the magic of homeless connect. i want to take the opportunity to thank mayor lee. as it's been said sprint has been here providing a phone bank and allowing people to connect. this is not my first time here. i'm also recommended of people who connect through volunteers
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like you or people connecting on the phone i only feel uplift. also those fire department's are not just about the events but about people. there are two people at sprint that work for us that's matt and another gentleman. please stand up (clapping) between the two of them they've been at every single event and set up the phone bank and rallied the sprint volunteers. and a i have i didn't takes the phones home to make sure this things happen. so thank you i have i didn't and a matt (clapping)
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before i hand off to my peer i want to say where why i think the wireless is important. i see many heartwarming things but theirs people who don't get to talk with folks. so we'll continue on an ongoing basis to make sure those people connect and the wisely make sure that people stay connected outside of project connect. so jane (clapping) >> thank you chris. it's terrific to be here. i want to thank mayor lee and one of our staff and it's the reason we're available in california. i'm jane wallace and we're
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thrilled to be here. i've heard a saying that engineers built the 81 tank but sprint build the arc. so this is important so imperative yourselves a hand. assurance wireless is a woreless way to stay connected. we've got services for the homeless 83 and a phone is finding out about a space and a shelter and findings out about social services and being reminded about decreases appointment. people apply and we have the gentleman from new jersey.
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we've got david and heather and robin and we're here to help people apply for the wireless he phone. it's not a smallest phone it lets you pick up the phone and call and send and receive text messages. all we want to do is make people feel more connected. i just wanted to say we're going to work with all of you to explain what the necessary paperwork is to show they're eligible if they're on some form of public assistance or medicaid something like that their likely going to be eligible for assurance wireless it's simple. and we're thrilled to be here today (clapping) >> again, when we talk about the leadership of our community
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and it's exciting to think that people are busy but still come today. and one of the people is david campos from district 9. >> thank you. i'll be brief. good morning, everyone this is a pretty good-looking crowd. mr. mayor thank you for being here. we're lucky as a city we've got people he heading the departments you have the staff and the public and different commentary partners. in is an event in many relevance is about what san francisco is about as a city. we're the city of st. francis and the tradition of st. francis we take care of our own. there's a lot of great
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prosperity but there are people who are struggling. we as a city are only as strung as the person who has the least. and by that measure this is an important event. and you the people what take time to be here and help other people. and not only the other services but connect with them on a human level. those phone calls are not used to be treated with respect and the fact you're doing that can be life changing p i'm proud to be part of this event. i want to thank you you're making san francisco the city of hope for so many people. so thank you >> thank you supervisor campos. you know, i've been taught your blessed whether argue blessing.
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today, we're blessed when we see people giving up their day so thank you to you guys. let's give ourselves a round of applause for coming out today. i have have list of people i want to thank but one of the first, we have the ceo and forgive me if i'm saying your name wrong. thank you so much for participating today they'll helped us expand our mental and dental team so people can get the best services as they move into permanent housing so thank you. i want to thank alex. he's been obviously from the beginning that. one of the founders.
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anytime i need something i say we need a little bit of extra money for socks. all the things you do thank you sf city for snanlt helping. one of the things it sf city is it doing for us is anything who joins us on facebook or tweeter weight receive one dollar for each new follower for people who like us on facebook. we have 1 thousand volunteers if he each of you like us on facebook that's $1,000 we can ice toward dentures. i beg you i have 68 followers nobody knows any.
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some of you have thousands of followers so tweet today. you might ask why it's important. well each day people come in and say i need a pair of socks. small business last week got her wheelchair stolen. she walked in the doors and said that and we put it outthink tweeter and a couple of hours latter someone pulled it out of the garage. i promise you, we, use your resources. we have a lot of people to thank. who's here from the advanced english academy. we want to thank. there's some people
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(clapping) yeah. again thank you blue shield for being here from the beginning and other companies and project 20 and sf travel association u.s. bank and walgreen's. so that's a lot of people. thank you. we want to thank sarah today. they said we want to you got their lunch. so thank you. we have an extra special lunch today. so enjoy and thank you. i also want to show. today, we're doing something special we've got our 50 event t-shirts. this is kit i don't know how many of you have met her she's
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replaced randell and says he misses us but this is our new volunteer coordinator >> so the artists explained to me and said that pen begins huddle together when it's cold so pen begins are a good mascot. and on the back we have all the people we've serviced at the event so pick one up after the rally (clapping) >> we also want to thank joe at dp h and the behavioral director and the imminent. we couldn't do what we do. it takes health you providers and they provided decreases that
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give their day to be here. a couple of weeks ago you can make those connections. so we're excited to say thank you to that. we want to thank the people who voted for the t-shirts. one of the things we're going to be doing this christmas is holiday cards. we'll have a few volunteers who want to use their art for something. we're going to have cards that are directed the imagines will be from the clients so if you want to buy holiday cards buy them in october from us. most of everybody we want to thank those folks for divorcing
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the coffee. and the dog pet sitters. and last but not least the health commission. we really want to make sure that everybody who comes here today feels appreciated. so if i don't get a change to come up to everyone please know that i care. each one of us counts. so, now that you're here you're part of us. welcome. and have a wonderful day (clapping) we have a new project that's just newly started and then we're going to go right into the volunteer training. so hand up connect is a new project and i'm going to let rose blooming explain this. it's a new technology used to connected with clients.
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so as we continue to be innovative we're participating with other. go ahead rose >> thanks. so you won't be surprised to here like all of you i'm here to help our community. but i'm here to a launch my start up so here's the launch. yeah. (clapping) >> hand up is a new hand up program it lets you sdmoot directly to folks using a text message and it can only be used for food and clothing through project connect (clapping) so we're going to be signing up about 70 people today and y

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